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Jean-Christophe Mayer, ed. The Struggle for the Succession in Late Elizabethan England: Politics, Polemics and Cultural Representations.
Preface by Jenny Wormald. Astraea Collection 11. Montpellier: Universite Paul-Valery Montpellier 3, 2004. xviii + 432 pp. illus. [euro]17. ISBN: 2-84269-239-X.
This excellent collection has several things to recommend it. Not least is the fact that it approaches Anglo-Scottish history with a French sensibility. Eleven of its seventeen contributors are from French universities, introducing voices that are not often heard in the conversation. Joining them are leading British scholars to consider the debate over the succession that started after the execution of Mary of Scotland. Part of …